Gra Nomad Wanderings

Friday, August 25, 2006


We reach Cornwall in SW of England today - the home of the KEASTS!

We will be staying with a Servas family, Anthony and Hilda, whom we stayed with back in 1973 and again in 1986. Great people.

Meanwhile, we had a beaut visit with Richard and Joanna in London (also Servas), and have stayed in 2 B&Bs since then.

Let me tell you, EVERYTHING IS PRETTY DAMN EXPENSIVE OVER HERE! Well, nearly everything. Accom (other than hostels which we haven't been able to access so far) range from £50 - £100! That is from fifty to a hundred quid! So, last night... fifty quid. Times that by 2.5 to find out how many Aussie dollars it cost us. $125! But it was very nice.

Gotta go... outa time.

Cheers to all. We ferry to Ireland on 2 September if we can get a one then.


At 5:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You might like to check the Hawkey's guestbook for June 26-27, 1997, for some past guests of note, and pass on our regards ( we learnt a lot of local history in a short time).

Mary Phelan in Kilkenny, Ireland was another great Servas source of info, even though we only visited her for an afternoon.
Her phone number wasn't in the book, because she had been over-run with short-notice guests getting off the nearby ferry from UK, but if you find her in the directory she is one that we remember clearly, although we spent only a couple of hours visiting.

At 10:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi and give our regards to Cornwell. A glass on the bar for uncle Bill, and a birthday wish for JC on the 2nd Sept. Jen leaves 8th form sydney
love alap-alalalalalalal

At 7:09 AM, Anonymous Janice said...

Bernie and I were in UK and Ireland 4 years ago on a lightning trip. We hired a car and mostly atayed in youth hostels which were more reasonably priced, especially if you don't mind having double bunks! One of our daughters said we mustn't leave Ireland without going to an Irish pub and hearing their music - which we did in Doolin, a beautiful spot on the west coast. Also did a musical pub crawl (organised tour)one night in Dublin.
stayed at Avalon House in Dublin, supposedly budget.
Co. Clare is Kerin country, and you'll also see Fitzpatricks everywhere.
Love Bernie and Janice.


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